Friday, 2 November 2012

Serenity - card using up just one snippet of 12 x 12 paper

Hi Everyone

Well, a better day here this afternoon, though it poured down earlier and yesterday was so bad it was a write-off. Hope you are enjoying better weather wherever you are.

I have a quick and easy card to share with you today - the eagle-eyed among you might have spotted it on my desk on Wednesday. It was made from bits and bobs leftover from a scrapping session.

I've used a basic white square-shaped card but rounded the bottom corners just for a change. The leftover piece of  patterned paper had  some distressed edging in an aqua shade so I emphasised the colour by  inking each edge with Peacock Feathers distress ink - love this gorgeous shade :)

The collection includes a page of stickers which has this strip of circle trim on it. A length of it has been used already on a scrap layout and the rest was perfect as a trim on this card.

The topper is also from the collection - cut from a page - and I have absolutely no idea what the characters mean ... I just hope it's something beautiful, and that I have it the right way up :))

Materials used:
Square white card; corner rounder; black cardstock for matting; leftovers from BoBunny Serenity Collection; Tim Holtz DI, Peacock Feathers; Turquoise seam binding from Ribbon Carousel; Craftwork Cards Vintage Berries red candi

I'm submitting this card to the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody #6 - Anything Goes
365 Cards - Day 246 - Say It With Flair
and I can't use snippets and not pop over to Di's Snippet Challenge :)

Time for a cuppa, I think, and then I'll hunker down in the craft space for a bit of scrapping - which means there will be even more leftovers and snippets to put to good use :)

I wish you all a wonderful weekend, take care and happy crafting,


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely Elizabeth sending some of our lovely weather you r way and maybe we could share a little of the wet :D Shaz in oz.x

Rita said...

A beautiful oriental card Elizabeth. I love what you've created. Hugs Rita xx

scrappymo! said...

Oh Elizabeth, this card is gorgeous...the patterns and colors are so perfect!

annesyme said...

Sad to say I've had the same weather as you but at least the sun came out for a short while before it got dark.
A gorgeous card, I love anything oriental. Beautiful papers, ribbon and tag.
Anne x

Sandra H said...

Oh we had lots of hail during the night and today isn't any better lots more rain and feeling cold, Your card Elizabeth is so lovely as always your creations are so beautiful xx

Di said...

Fabulous - love the vibrant colours and such a super design! Hugs, Di xx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card. the colours and papers are fabulous. I hope the weather gets better for you xx

brenda said...

The weather is much the same here Elizabeth, lots of rain still frosts most nights which is never a good combination.

A gorgeous Oriental card, I like to tell myself that that the theme is going to be making a comeback.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Michelle Looi said...

This is really beautiful! Really gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at 365cards

Sarn said...

Gorgeous oriental design. xxx

craftygranny said...

Looks gorgeous hun i love oriental style papers thanks for sharing at challenges 4 everybody . hugs trisha x